PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Clara in 2016, Central Coast Region

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Basic Information about this county including contact information for the California County Agricultural Commissioner in this county.
Top 50 pesticides used in this county or region in 2016, with information on the identity, use type and toxicity of each pesticide, as well as gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.
Top crops and sites for chemical use in this county or region in 2016, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Santa Clara

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Santa Clara
Greg Van Wassenhove
1553 Berger Dr., Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112-2795
Phone:408-918-4600
Fax: 408-286-2460
Email: santa.clara@era.co.scl.ca.us
Web: http://www.sccgov.org/site/0,4760,ccid%253D105878,00.html

For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Santa Clara in 2016


Totals for 2003 and later may be under-reported due to omission of adjuvants in DPR's data since that time.
Chemical Name
(CA Chem Code)
Chemical Class PAN Bad Actor Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 1,071,590 1.31 79,568 435,723
Uses:
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 255,154 187.0 1,759 1,365
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 206,030 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 67,747 8.46 3,181 8,003
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 52,704 1.62 5,420 5,928
Uses: Herbicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 40,431 102.1 452.2 395.2
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 29,573 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 26,976 2.64 4,649 6,846
Note! Data for Mineral oil, refined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator, Insecticide, Adjuvant, Solvent
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 26,216 75.1 409.0 349.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 25,757 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Disodium tetraborate decahydrate (79)
Inorganic Not Listed 22,912 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 21,388 31.5 519.9 678.3
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 16,832 0.19 4,301 7,219
Uses: Insecticide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 15,867 2.67 3,132 4,430
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate (1818)
Triazinetrione Not Listed 14,564 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 14,258 2.18 50,814 568.9
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 10,677 1.74 2,197 2,519
Uses: Fungicide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,620 - - -
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 7,829 0.24 9,171 23,699
Note! Data for Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Plant Growth Regulator, Soap or Surfactant
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 7,715 41.9 - 26.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,515 17.2 - 82.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 7,256 1.65 2,425 4,051
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 7,226 0.70 2,477 2,457
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Trichloro-s-triazinetrione (407)
Triazinetrione Not Listed 7,114 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Orthoboric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,568 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Sodium dimethyl dithio carbamate (548)
Dithiocarbamate-DIME Yes 5,970 636.6 - 6.00
Uses: Fungicide
Nabam (417)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU Yes 5,970 636.6 - 6.00
Uses: Fungicide, Herbicide
Sodium bromide (1103)
Inorganic Not Listed 5,287 50.9 - 43.0
Uses: Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,580 3.38 2,006 1,354
Uses: Herbicide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 4,228 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 4,032 0.35 894.8 1,832
Uses: Herbicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 3,926 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Not Listed 3,759 3.25 1,293 1,066
Uses: Fungicide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 3,331 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Alkyl (60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C12, 5%C18) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (1847)
Quaternary Ammonium Compound Not Listed 3,280 1.27 130.7 11.6
Uses: Algaecide, Microbiocide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,234 0.07 7,518 8,536
Uses: Insecticide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 2,902 0.35 3,992 8,071
Uses: Adjuvant
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 2,668 - - -
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 2,634 0.22 4,351 11,800
Uses: Fungicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 2,591 0.47 30.0 211.0
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 2,513 1.25 30.0 30.0
Uses: Herbicide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid, salt, or ester Not Listed 2,490 2.08 4,290 1,131
Uses: Herbicide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 2,415 0.86 2,434 2,802
Uses: Fungicide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,300 2.66 478.1 855.4
Uses: Fungicide
Diethylene glycol (2334)
Glycol Not Listed 2,174 0.32 2,985 6,477
Uses: Adjuvant, Solvent
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,934 0.91 1,877 1,784
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,791 0.10 3,687 5,668
Uses: Insecticide
Cryolite (173)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,759 7.68 171.0 229.0
Uses: Insecticide
Poly(oxyethylene) (dimethylimino) ethylene (dimethylimino) ethylene dichloride (1576)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,702 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide
Hydrogen peroxide (1794)
Peroxide Not Listed 1,675 2.81 411.9 591.6
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Clara in 2016

Crop or Site
(Commodity Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
All Sites (00)
1,071,590 1.31 79,568 435,723 60,654
Structural Pest Control (10)
262,727 - 3.40 - 15,275
Bell Peppers (11003)
207,961 3.19 1,722 65,264 1,809
Landscape (30)
126,544 2.31 74.4 127.5 6,531
Tomatoes (11005)
117,841 3.21 1,175 36,736 833
Right of Way (40)
82,580 - - - 685
Wine Grapes (29143)
57,927 2.09 1,365 27,662 1,643
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
35,916 2.06 3,665 17,453 727
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
33,175 53.4 - 278.5 203
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
31,432 3.89 275.0 8,086 242
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
18,403 0.43 1,700 42,631 3,941
Cherries (5002)
17,407 0.52 1,226 33,306 685
Head Lettuce (13045)
12,375 0.38 1,159 32,693 2,375
Corn (29119)
7,306 0.13 1,335 56,022 3,108
Spinach (13024)
6,816 0.38 1,128 18,066 2,293
Apples (4001)
4,094 2.29 147.0 1,789 22
Oats (29125)
3,777 0.47 1,902 8,101 152
Celery (29113)
3,327 0.33 469.6 10,016 900
Beans (28001)
3,005 0.68 470.8 4,403 360
County Ag Comm Sales (60)
2,894 - - - 1
Garlic (14007)
2,666 0.30 587.7 8,923 203
Broccoli (13005)
2,627 0.25 1,165 10,322 745
Onions (14011)
2,596 3.31 169.1 785.0 32
Walnuts (3009)
2,178 1.04 283.0 2,074 64
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
1,847 0.42 167.0 4,439 411
Apricots (5001)
1,696 2.16 111.1 785.0 69
Oranges (2006)
1,601 1.25 14.0 56.0 55
Succulent Beans (15003)
1,491 0.95 312.6 1,576 148
Public Health Pest Control (50)
1,374 - - - 160
Greenhouse Plants (153)
1,344 0.80 20.9 1,671 1,848
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
1,334 0.61 32.3 1,929 719
Mushrooms (16003)
1,190 9.79 - 28.1 3,682
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
1,109 0.19 261.0 5,885 688
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
1,027 - 90.0 - 3,504
null (65029)
1,012 113.9 - 3.00 6
Dried Beans (15001)
1,004 0.20 306.8 4,978 260
Pumpkins (10011)
992.0 0.19 246.2 5,281 142
Regulatory (100)
963.9 - - - 7
Cabbage (13007)
932.4 0.38 308.3 2,424 376
Kale (13011)
653.0 0.95 335.6 688.2 366
Forage Grasses (22000)
575.4 0.28 361.0 2,052 23
Carrots (29111)
545.8 0.46 103.0 1,174 92
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
417.1 0.22 84.0 1,176 1,936
Wheat (29139)
375.2 0.29 358.0 1,294 60
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
374.3 0.07 136.9 5,096 523
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
301.7 1.00 13.0 300.3 21
Mustard Greens (13021)
293.2 0.38 304.0 774.7 405
Cucumbers (10010)
276.4 0.17 219.0 1,608 68
Commodity Research (99)
272.8 0.49 113.3 551.2 526
null (33007)
237.0 0.21 - 260.2 55
 
Working with the Information on this Page

* Complete 2001 data for Kern county was never submitted by the Kern County Agricultural Commissioners office. This missing data includes approximately 32,000 records totaling roughly 10 million pounds. An omission of this scale will significantly impact statewide trends.

** The 2005 data for Ventura county is incomplete because not all of the data was available at the time of DPR's release. Missing data includes mostly applications made in November and December. An estimate based on reported use in Ventura County during November and December from 2002 to 2004 suggests that the 2005 total pounds is underreported by approximately 500,000 pounds. The active ingredients most affected are captan and petroleum oil. See the DPR's 2005 PUR report for additional details.

NOTE! See methodology and documentation for California Pesticide Use Reporting for important qualifications on these numbers.

Click on the commodities name links for special caveats on the data for each commodity. For more detailed use information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database. Original source for all pesticide use data is the California Pesticide Use Report (PUR) dataset, collected and managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Significant processing of the original dataset is required to generate the summary data presented here; see documentation for a full discussion of data handling.

NOTE! Comments on the accuracy of Acres Planted reflect PAN's analysis of acreage data from the California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS) and Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting data. The method used to assess acreage accuracy is described in the documentation. Accuracy was evaluated for aggregate, statewide California acreage, but not for smaller regions (e.g., counties). See CASS acreage estimates for additional information.

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Definitions
  • Acres Planted is the planted acreage of the crop in the selected region where the selected chemical was applied. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. To obtain the total planted acreage for a crop or county, see the crop and county pages available from the Pesticide Use Search Page. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Acres Treated is the acreage of the crop actually treated with the pesticide. Gross Pounds applied divided by Acres Treated is the application rate of the pesticide. The difference between Acres Planted and Acres Treated is best explained through an example:If a farmer has a 100-acre field and sprays 50 acres, then the Acres Planted will be 100 and the Acres Treated will be 50. If a farmer sprays 50 of their 100 acres three times, then the Acres Planted will remain at 100 acres, but now the value of Acres Treated will be 150. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. See documentation for further distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Application Count indicates the number of times this chemical was applied.
  • Application Rate indicates the total pounds applied to acreage divided by the total treated acres. Only pounds applied to acreage are used to calculate the application rate. This excludes pesticides used to fumigate stored commodities or other non-cropland applications. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Chemical Class indicates the chemical classification of this chemical.
  • Chemical Code is the California Department of Pesticide Regulation code number assigned as an identifier for each chemical.
  • Chemical Uses indicates the major uses for this chemical, with the most common use listed first.
  • County Code is a code number that various California State agencies use to identify each California county. There are 58 total counties.
  • Field Count is the number of fields where this chemical was applied.
  • Gross Pounds indicates the total pounds used, including both pounds used on acreage and pounds used in other applications such as commodity fumigation.
  • PAN Bad Actor indicates whether this chemical belongs to the group of most toxic pesticides or not. See link for a full definition of this term.